Challah: Jewish Braided Bread

Challah: Jewish Braided Bread
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 89.9
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.7 mg
  • Sodium: 148.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Number of Servings: 18


    1 package Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast
    3/4 cup warm water
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 cup Splenda (or equivalent)
    2 tablespoons Promise margarine, melted
    2 eggs, well beaten
    3 cups all-purpose wheat flour (or Better for Bread flour), divided
    1 tsp. milk


Sprinkle yeast in warm water; allow to rest for 55 minutes. Add salt, Splenda, and margarine. Measure 1 tablespoon of the beaten eggs and reserve it. Add the remaining eggs and 1 cup of the flour to yeast mixture and beat vigorously. Add remaining flour.

Turn onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl; cover and place in a warm (not hot) spot and allow to rise until double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down; divide into thirds. Roll into 3 strips, 18-inches long, with the heel of your hand. Braid the three strips loosely, tucking under the ends. Blend reserve egg with milk, and carefully brush over braid. Cover and allow to rise until double in size (about 1 1/2 hours). Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until done. Allow to cool before slicing.

Yields 1 loaf (18 slices). One serving = 1 slice.
Diabetic exchange value: 1 bread
Calories per slice: 90

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PWHATLEY.

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